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Laurence Allan Kotok, American Rabbi. Ordained rabbi, 1972. Recipient Civic Commitment award Anti-Defamation League, 1990; honoree/special participant various events including North Shore Community/United Jewish Appeal Event, 1975, 85, Israeli Independence Day/United States Congress, others.


Kotok, Laurence Allan was born on March 31, 1946 in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States.


Bachelor, Rutgers University, 1967. Bachelor in Hebrew Letters, Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature, Hebrew Union College, 1972. Postgraduate, State University of New York, since 1985.


Student rabbi, Temple Beth Tefilloh, Brunswick, Georgia, 1969-1970; student rabbi, Sinai Temple, Marion, Indiana, 1970-1972; assistant rabbi, Temple Sinai, Roslyn, New York, 1972-1974; rabbi, North Country Reform Temple Ner Tamid, Glen Cove, New York, since 1974. Member U.A.H.C. Bio-Ethics Committee, since 1988. Professor of history New York Institute Technology,1990, professor religion Hofstra U., 1975.

Guest lecturer Hebrew Union College, others.


  • Ordained rabbi, 1972.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


Member numerous civic organizations including Congressional Commission on Drugs and Drug Education, 1990, Glen Cove Mayor's Steering Committee, 1990, Interfaith Nutrition Network, since 1989. Medical ethics board Glen Cove Community Hospital, since 1987, others. Member Jewish Child Care Association of New York (trustee since 1986, public affairs committee since 1988, group homes and youth residences committee since 1988, nominating committee 1990), New York Federation Jewish Philanthropies (various offices includeing president Commission on Synagogue Relations 1990), National United Jewish Appeal (executive committee since 1982, national campaign planning board since 1986), National Rabbinic Cabinet (director research planning and evaluation since 1987), Glen Cove Jewish President's Council (chairman since 1974), others.


Married Merrill Beth Seltzer. Children: David Maxwell, Rachel Elizabeth.

Merrill Beth Seltzer

David Maxwell Kotok

Rachel Elizabeth Kotok